I'd just like to know the logic behind making it appear as though the authorship of a question has been attributed to the most recent editor (as opposed to the original author themselves).
Example (from drupal.stackexchange.com):
This was the homepage view at around 3:45pm (PDT) today. Note the author of the first question appears to be "kiamlaluno", and the author of the third question appears to be "sand":
However when you click on the first question (for which one answer has been submitted) you can see that the user listed on the homepage is neither the actual author nor the user who submitted the answer, but rather the user who edited the question last:
Just to make sure I understood what was originally displayed after posting a question, with no edits, answers, etc., I checked another question (the third question) and found that if a question hasn't been touched by anyone else then the original author is the one whose name appears in the list (homepage) view which, to me, makes that the default display:
Whether or not this has positive, negative, or neutral connotations I have no idea, but I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility of a situation where User A, who normally answers a lot of questions except for those asked by User Q because [insert reason here], would miss out on the opportunity to answer questions asked by a different user but since they all appear to be asked by User Q, they receive little or no attention from User A.
Sorry this question was so long... But again, my question is ultimately: "What's the logic behind this?"